The Izumi funded Laboratory construction project
is nearing completion.
These expanded laboratory capabilities
will enable us to not only reliably diagnose and treat many of the most
common ailments affecting the population (e.g., Malaria, Worms, Complex
Diarrheal Diseases, etc.), but also to run chemistry profiles on the
following: Liver Profile, Renal Profile, Cardiac Profile, Lipid Profile,
Thyroid Function, Hormone Levels and Cancer Markers.
This will greatly enhance our laboratory
capabilities and enable us to identify many disease processes that
frequently go undetected. The new lab will enable us to better manage
conditions like Diabetes, Heart, Liver, Kidney and Thyroid Disease. The
District is also expressing a strong interest in designating our lab as
an official HIV/AIDS testing/treatment site.
As such, we would need to be equipped to
run CD4 counts on HIV/AIDS patients.